We, here in Bonner County,
cry about losing our old town.
The feeling of the old hometown, the
losing of familiar buildings.
The building of monster size
buildings and parking lots.
I am in the front line of those who
cry the blues over this, or just get
down right upset over such things.
Yet on Tuesday, I was running
around looking for a cane for the
King. Went to some of the second
hand stores. (we lost another one
recently, besides the Senior Citizen
one) and only one to be found,
that was a claw bottom...needed
a straight bottom. So after none to
be had... I decided to go to a store
and see what a new one would cost.
I went into the store and my first flow
of feeling was, why don't I come here
more often. Convenience I suppose, as
I live 3 miles away. But the feeling I had
as I walked thru the door... was old hometown
Sandpoint. The friendliness of the employee's.
The different things I saw as I walked to the
back of the store. Things I don't find in
the big stores. And things of quality. Well,
made things. Not the thin plastic stuff.
I use to shop at this store quite a bit before.
So why don't I now, why don't I think of it
I walked back to the home health
section and there was quite a selection
of canes. Some really nice fancy ones.
But this was going to be a short term
cane, so got practical instead of pretty.
And the price was very reasonable.
About the same price as the one I
saw at the second hand store.
I took my purchase to the head of the
store and as I was paying, I remarked to
the clerk, about my feelings as I came in
to the store. She reminded me they were
only 4 minutes pass the big box stores.
I told her yes, and that I would be back.
So where was I, that made me feel so good
about being in an old hometown Sandpoint place?
That has a big size parking lot, that is
easy to get in and out of. That the employee's
SANDPOINT SUPER DRUGSTORE.
So if you are tired of losing the old Sandpoint,
you better start appreciating our old time
stores we have left. Where the prices are
reasonable, you just have go there.
The local in-town people go there all the time,
it is those of us who are 2 miles to 17 miles
out, that forget the old hometown feeling.
I know I will be back. It just felt good to
p.s disclaimer... no, I do not know any
one who is there or works there.
You know the old saying... if you don't use it,
you lose it.
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